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Iraqi Religious Structures to be Rebuilt

Charities to fund reconstruction of churches and monasteries

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), an International charity organisation will be shifting financial support towards the reconstruction of religious structures in Iraq, including churches and monasteries. Since 2014, the organisation has invested more than $45 million to fund reconstruction efforts in Iraq, with the majority of funding allocated to housing and other basic needs.

ACN are changing strategy in Iraq as a result of increased funding from other members of the International community which is being allocated to general reconstruction, paving the way for them to allocate support to restore many religious structures that were destroyed in the war with ISIS.

In addition, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged $10 million of support to aid organisations in Iraq including Catholic Relief Services. $25 million has also been allocated to “persecuted communities” in Iraq, which include Christians returning to the Nineveh Plains and Yazidis based in Sinjar.

Source: Catholic News Agency


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